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Oceo Drive Philippines, Zamboanguita, Negros Oriental

This tourist resort is designed at the popular diving hub of Philippines Oceo Drive is a beachfront property in Zamboanguita, Dumaguete City, facing Apo Island rated as one of top diving spots in the world. It is not just a place to reminisce the old Spanish times, rather it’s also a perfect summer getaway to relax and be in one with the wonders of the nature and a pristine coastline.

Negros Doctors Specialty Hospital

Will this hospital finally rise this year? I was told the lot along the North National Highway in Sibulan fronting the cassava processing plant is the site. Dynamic Dev't. Corp. reportedly owns the said property, which is now being cleared. I saw several workers a few days ago with bulldozers and dumptrucks and at least half of the land has already been leveled.

HOTEL ESSENCIA The Biggest Hotel in Negros

Biggest 150-room hotel opens. Dumaguete hotel industry makes history with the soft opening of the biggest hotel, restaurant and function hall in this capital city and the entire province with its fully furnished rooms numbering l50 in eight floors. HOTEL ESSENCIA is owned by Kingrein Hui and managed by his son, Kenneth, of Tops and Bottoms fame.

Dumaguete SOUTH SEA MEDICAL CITY Hospital - Resort - Residences

The South Sea Medical Center, a state-of-the-art 100-bed tertiary hospital with spacious parking areas, a helipad, gardens, wellness shops and restaurants also comes with souvenir shops, a swimming pool, a fitness center, vacation rooms/villas and a landscape garden with sitting areas.

Go Hotels Dumaguete - budget friendly hotel

This Dumaguete budget hotel is situated in the neighboring Robinsons Dumaguete Mall in Calindagan corner South Road, Dumaguete Central Business District. Go Hotels Dumaguete have rooms that look out to a calm view of nature and the city. Have fun exploring Dumaguete with your partner Dumaguet budget hotel Travel buddy- Go Hotels Dumaguete. Go Hotels Dumaguete, Calindagan corner South Road, Dumaguete Central Business District, Dumaguete City, 6200 Negros Oriental +63(035)5221100 or 02

Robinsons Place Dumaguete

Currently the only premiere shopping mall in Negros Oriental, Robinsons Place Dumaguete is the first full service shopping mall to set its foot on this ‘City of Gentle People.’ Considered a major component of the Dumaguete Business Park and IT Plaza in Brgy. Calindagan, this two-level commercial complex holds together over 100 tenants -- mostly key players in the food & beverage, apparel, beauty & wellness, services and retail industries. Adding up to this exciting slate is a refreshing crowd of homegrown brands showcasing the city’s special offerings.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dumaguete, Negros Oriental named Philippines’ sports tourism hub

Dumaguete, Negros Oriental named Philippines' sports tourism hub


DUMAGUETE has been known as "The City of Gentle People" due to the extraordinary warm hospitality of its people and genteel way of life despite being the provincial capital of Negros Oriental.


But despite its laid-back aura, it takes pride in an active population engaged in a variety of sports from sunrise to sundown as the city was recently given the coveted Organizer of the Year (Government) in the Philippine Sports Tourism Award.


Now on its second edition, the awardees were selected by a panel of judges from various sectors, including the Department of Tourism (DoT), the Philippine Sports Commission, the Philippine Olympic Committee and organizer Selrahco Management and Consultancy Services.


Dumaguete was also a runner-up in the Sports Destination of the Year category, having hosted a variety of sporting events which brought in thousands of athletes and tourists.


According to Dumaguete mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, they have been positioning the city as a sports hub in the central Philippines by organizing and hosting national events.


"This award will top all off the tourism awards we got. I always believe that sports is a great equalizer and unifier," he said at the PSTA awarding ceremonies.


In line with its 70th charter anniversary and fiesta in 2018, the city hosted the Dumaguete Triathlon, Children's Games, the Dumaguete Dragon Boat Challenge and the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour.


Moreover, the Philippine University Games has made the city their default venue because of its strategic location, splendid facilities, reasonable costs, conducive environment, and warm hometown crowd.


Earlier in 2017, Little League Philippines Series, National Frisbee ultimate Championship, Philippine National Games, Batang Pinoy, Philippine Super Liga Spike on Tour, and the 1st Southeast Asian Beach Handball have made the city their playground.


In-mid February this year, Dumaguete hosted the Central Visayas Regional Athletic Association, the regional qualifying round of the Palarong Pambansa where the city's sports excellence and trademark hospitality were once again put to the fore.


Remollo also disclosed that the city will be hosting the 20th Asean University Games in 2020, the biggest regional sporting event for students from the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.


To build on the momentum of its being a sports tourism capital, he said the city will embark on the Dive Dumaguete program this June to encourage the residents to engage in scuba diving, which can be later used for water safety and protection of the marine ecosystem.


Aside from its sports award, the city was named by The Philippine Retirement Authority as the top in their Retirement Area Deemed as Retiree-Friendly (RADAR) index which measures a place's compliance with global lifestyle standards set by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and International Living.


It was also listed as the world's fifth best place to retire by the prestigious Forbes Magazine.

Dumaguete band MIDNASTY

Congratulations to Dumaguete band MIDNASTY


Congratulations to Dumaguete band MIDNASTY, nominated for Urban Video of the Year for “Lame” at the 2019 Myx Music Awards! #DumagueteArts #DumaGetMe


Three Dumaguete Beauties

Three Dumaguete Beauties


Congratulations to three Dumaguete beauties — Melbaann Cara Trinidad Macasaet [Miss Dumaguete 2011], Joahnna Carla Saad [Miss Silliman 2009 2nd Runner-up], and Malka Shaver [Miss Dumaguete 2014] — for making it to the roster of 40 candidates for the 2019 Binibining Pilipinas Pageant! #DumaguetePeople #DumagueteBeauties #DumaGetMe


April 7-12 2019 Little League Visayas Qualifiers
April 12 and 14 Dumaguete Dragon Boat Challenge
April 14 and 15 UP Fighting Maroons vs. La Salle Green Archers
April 26 and 27 Dumaguete Beach Volleyball Open

Sillimanian to receive Harvard Hero award

Atty. Myrish T. Cadapan-Antonio (Bachelor of Laws, 1999) has been named as one of the 2019 Harvard Heroes for her work at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Center for Public Leadership and will receive the award on June 13 at Memorial Hall, Sanders Theatre, Harvard University.


Atty. Cadapan-Antonio is also a recipient of the HKS Dean’s Award, which she will receive on June 6.

Harvard Heroes is the highest award for high-performing staff at Harvard University. According to the Harvard University website, it is “Harvard’s premier University-wide recognition program [that] celebrates the accomplishments of Harvard staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence.”

Staff members are nominated and/or selected by their peers and departments for their leadership, teamwork, adaptability, innovation, and exceptional contributions.


Cadapan-Antonio is currently the Director of Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Last July 2018, Rappler reported that she was the highest-ranking Filipino at HKS.

In 2017, she was named an Outstanding Silliman University Law Alumni Association, Inc. (SULAW) awardee.

Before moving to the U.S. to take up a master’s degree in public administration at the HKS under the Edward S. Mason Fellow program, she was a Dumaguete City Councilor for two terms and was the director of the SU Salonga Center for Law and Development.

After graduating from SU, she studied at George Washington Law School in Washington, D.C. as a Fulbright scholar. She obtained her master of laws (LLM) degree in Government Procurement and a Most Outstanding International LLM award from George Washington Law School.

3rd Dumaguete Dragonboat Challenge

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo congratulates all the participating teams and organizers for the successful staging of this year’s edition.








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